Potsdam village approves payments, taxi rates, and equipment bids
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — The village board has approved several payments to contractor firms and local organizations, set taxi rates for the village, approved bids to sell older village vehicles and authorized a levy to cover delinquent water, sewer and trash payments.
The board of trustees passed the measures at its meeting Monday, May 18.A resolution authorizing Village Mayor Ron Tischler to sign an agreement between the Village of Potsdam and the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. to pay the squad $35,000 for services in the village from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023 was approved.
The mayor was authorized to sign off on a similar agreement with Potsdam Fire Department, to pay the department $10,250 for services from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.
The village board of trustees authorized Treasurer Cara Adams to levy for $100,841.26 in deliquent water payments, $62,819.27 in delinquent sewer payments and $10,933.54 in delinquent trash/acct. receivable payments. The total due dye to the village in back payments for services is $174,594.07.
The board further authorized the treasurer to pay:
• Roemer, Walls, Gold & Mineaux $1,950 for labor relations services for May 2022;
• Development Authority of the North Country $1,440.00 for professional services rendered through April 2022 for SCADA support at the Wastewater Treatment Plant; and
• Development Authority of the North Country $931.20 for professional services rendered through April 2022 for the Crosstown Canal Project Phase II.
Taxi rates for inside the village limits for the firm Taxi Zero from May 1 to April 30, 2023 were approved. The rates are $15 for 1 to 2 passengers, $2 added to fares that are beyond two miles in the village, $2 added to fare per stop up to three minutes, $2 added to fare per extra passenger (3rd and 4th passengers); 75 cents per minute added to fares per stop after 3 minutes; and a 50 percent charge for no-shows or cancellations after a taxi is dispatched. The no-show fee will be added to the next Taxi Zero engagement for the customer.
Finally the village approved two bids for used village equipment.
A bid of $2,400 for a 2008 International dump truck from Jacob Stone was approved. A $1,410.50 bid was approved from Dustin Bradley for a 2009 Chevrolet 2500 truck.